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Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Internships
Many UC-Davis undergraduate students work as research interns in our lab. We occasionally take interns from other nearby universities during the academic year or interns from more distant colleges and universities during the summer. We require a minimum GPA of 3.2. To apply, download and fill out the application and send it, along with a copy of your transcript, to our lab manager (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are new to UC Davis, you can send your most recent transcript from elsewhere (e.g., community college, high school). Please send these documents as PDF files (not Word , .cfm, etc.). We will keep your application on file and then contact you to arrange an interview if we think you might be suitable for an open position..
Opportunities for Graduate Students
Graduate students in our lab have many interesting research opportunities, both in terms of research topics and methods. There are also many opportunities to collaborate, especially with the Visual Cognition Research Group. Our lab takes an apprenticeship approach, in which students are given increasing independence for developing their own lines of research as they gain knowledge of the field and methodological expertise. Our goal is for students to develop their own independent line of research by the time they complete the PhD.
Opportunities for Postdocs
Our lab has provided excellent opportunities for recent PhDs to expand their training in terms of both methods and topics, and our postdocs have been very successful in obtaining faculty positions. When positions are available, they are listed under “Jobs” in our Blog.
Many students and postdocs from our lab have gone on to jobs at top universities and corporations, both in the U.S. and abroad. Examples include:
Ed Vogel, Professor, University of Chicago
Massimo Girelli, Associate Professor, University of Verona (Italy)
Geoff Woodman, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
Weiwei Zhang, Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
Jeff Johnson, Associate Professor, North Dakota State University
Joo-seok Hyun, Chung-Ang University (S. Korea)
Emily Kappenman, Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
Nick Gaspelin, Assistant Professor, SUNY Binghamton
John Gaspar, Google